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== Defining Records ==
 
== Defining Records ==
  

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Defining Records

Without Defaults

Defining a record in code looks like this:

-record( recordname, { element1, element2, element3 } ).

Defining one in the interpreter looks like this:

rd(recordname, {element1, element2, element3}).

With Defaults

Defining a record in code looks like this:

-record( recordname, { element1 = "One", element2 = 2, element3 = three } ).

Defining one in the interpreter (what I did to create these examples) looks like this:

rd(recordname, {element1 = "One", element2 = 2, element3  = three }).


Matching a Record

elementTwoTimesEight( #recordname{ element2 = T } ) -> T * 8.


Modifying a Record

2> R1 = #recordname{}.  % Uses the defaults. 
#recordname{element1 = "One",element2 = 2,element3 = three}
3> R2 = R1#recordname{ element1 = "Two" }.  % Only modify one part of the record.
#recordname{element1 = "Two",element2 = 2,element3 = three}


More Information

More information at http://erlang.org/doc/getting_started/records_macros.html#5.3.